Led by Professor Mostafa El Sayed, the Aerospace Structures and Materials Engineering Laboratory (ASME-Lab) is a graduate research unit within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

The laboratory engages in cutting-edge fundamental research in the general areas of Solid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics and Structural Optimization.

Specific areas of application include the development and design optimization of architectured meta-materials and structural systems for a wide range of applications in aerospace, space, automotive, railways and biomedical engineering.

Through a combined approach of experimental, theory, and simulations, we study the structure’s multi-physics responses across the spectrum of multiple disciplines and length scales taking into consideration the impact of aging and manufacturing induced defects.

The laboratory houses several world-class experimental facilities and works in close collaboration with national and international industries and governmental agencies.